It was Sept. 12, 2007 — six months ago today* — that I launched this blog. How time flies when you’re posting daily. Also, having fun.
Blogging, admittedly, has been more work than expected, in part because I didn’t intend to post seven days a week. Once I started, though, I kept up the pace.
Many days I wondered what I would post the next day — usually I write these posts a day or more in advance, timed to pop up around 5 a.m., so there’s something here first thing in the morning for you — and yet even when I’m stuck, something always suggests itself. In that way it’s been a good writing exercise for me.
This blog has proved to be a good outlet for sharing reader mail, occasional stray thoughts, cultural notes, nostalgia and accounts of my dining adventures. I think of it as “my column, only moreso.” Half the fun is your comments, so thanks to all for your contributions.
My column remains my main thing, of course, with the blog being a sort of adjunct. (Readership here is a tiny fraction of print readership, albeit growing.) And yet it’s taken on something of a life of its own, and that’s awesome.
At this half-year point, any general feedback on this blog’s usefulness or focus would be appreciated. Anything different you’d like to see here? Posting my columns here is one idea that’s been suggested, although I’ve been reluctant to do that, thinking it seems redundant.
* As reader Randy Volm points out below, from mid-September to mid-February is really only five months. I mistakenly counted the months themselves, which add up to six, but he’s absolutely right. Since I already hung the streamers and paid for the band, can we celebrate five months? Thanks.